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Huskies finish second in Mid-Penn

Scholastic sports

Sentinel photo by MIKE GOSS
Mifflin County’s Owen Wise follows through on a putt during his round on Monday afternoon at Lewistown Country Club.

From staff reports

MECHANICSBURG — The Mifflin County golf team entering Monday afternoon with a shot at the Mid-Penn Keystone Division championship, but it simply was not to be as the Huskies fell by eight strokes (333-341) to rival Mechanicsburg in a Mid-Penn golf match at Range End Golf Club in Mechanicsburg.

The Wildcats were victorious, using their home course to their advantage with Zach Rengen recording the top score for Mechanicsburg. Mifflin County’s Owen Wise carded the team’s highest score and the second highest overall, shooting a (+1) with a 72.

Alex Kline shot an 84, while Tanner Ferguson and Blake Stringfellow shot a 92 and 93, respectively.

Mifflin County finished second in the match, defeating Red Land (350), Palmyra (364), Cedar Cliff (387), Bishop McDevitt (391) and Carlisle (399).

The Huskies finish the regular season at 41-5 overall and 38-4 in Mid-Penn play. Mifflin County will be back in action on Thursday at the District 6 sectional tournament where the team will have a shot to qualify for the District 6 championships. The season win total of 41 is a new school record for Mifflin County.

Boys soccer

Juniata 14, Line Mountain 0

HERNDON — The Juniata boys soccer team wasted no time putting up goals in bunches, as the Indians scored 14 times in a 14-0 victory over Line Mountain in a Tri-Valley League contest on Monday night.

The Indians scored less than three minutes into the game and rolled from there, tallying six goals in the opening half. Jelvin Cardenas, Will Saner and Henry Rivas all recorded hat tricks for Juniata, with Cardenas scoring a team-high four goals. Colten Garver scored twice and Seth Landis and Dawson Harper also scored in the dominant victory.

Brant Walters, Kenny Melara, Henry Rivas and Mason Beward each recorded a pair of assists for Juniata.

“Line Mountain is a very young team that started primarily freshmen and sophomores,” Indians’ coach Jared Byler said. “They never quit and played hard the entire game. The boys on our team and coaching staff have a lot of respect for their mentality of never quitting. I look for Line Mountain to be a difficult team to play in the future.”

Juniata hosts East Juniata in a rivalry Tri-Valley League contest Monday at 4 p.m. at Juniata Elementary School.

Juniata 14, Line Mountain 0

JUN 6 8 — 14

LM 0 0 — 0

Goals: Jelvin Cardenas 4, Will Saner 3, Henry Rivas 3, Colten Garver 2, Seth Landis, Dawson Harper (J). Assists: Brant Walters 2, Kenny Melara 2, Henry Rivas 2, Mason Beward 2, Dawson Harper, Bryce Rush, Will Saner, Seth Landis (J). Shots: 30-0, J. Corners: 5-0, J. Saves: LM — 17; J– 3.

East Juniata 2, Susquenita 1

COCOLAMUS — The East Juniata boys soccer team rallied from an early deficit to come away with a 2-1 victory over Susquenita in a Tri-Valley League boys soccer contest on Monday night at East Juniata.

The Tigers received a pair of goals by Jake Brackbill and Cy Fronk in the victory. Owen Dressler recorded an assist on Fronk’s goal that lifted East Juniata past the Blackhawks with just two minutes left in regulation.

The Tigers generated tons of opportunities as they had 20 shots and 12 corners in the victory.

“We needed a good result after some difficult results over the past week and a half,” Tigers coach Cory Fronk said.

East Juniata travels to face rival Juniata today.

East Juniata 2, Susquenita 1

EJ 0 2 — 2

SUS 1 0 — 1

Goals: Cy Fronk, Jake Brackbill (EJ). Assists: Owen Dressler (EJ). Shots: EJ — 20. Corners: EJ — 12. Saves: Kobe Bonnell 1 (EJ).

Midd-West 3, Loyalsock 1

MIDDLEBURG — The Midd-West boys soccer team picked up a 3-1 victory over visiting Loyalsock on Monday afternoon in a non-conference match at Midd-West High School.

The Mustangs (6-0) received goals from Owen Solomon, Nicholas Eppley and Nolan Stahl in the victory.

Midd-West travels to Jersey Shore today.

Midd-West 3, Loyalsock 1

MW 1 2 — 3

LT 0 1 — 1

Goals: Owen Solomon, Nicholas Eppley, Nolan Stahl (MW); B. Gardner (LT). Shots on goal: 14-4, MW. Corners: 8-2, MW. Saves: Midd-West — 3; Loyalsock– 11.

Saint Joseph 5, Mount Union 1

BOALSBURG — The St. Joseph’s boys soccer team scored early in the opening half and coasted on the way to a 5-1 victory over Mount Union on Monday afternoon in a non-conference soccer game.

The Trojans’ lone goal was scored in the second half by Hunter Flagle while Mason Dimoff recorded an assist. Ryan Dountas got an opportunity in net while recovering from injuries. Mount Union had opportunities but was only able to finish one of its 13 shots on goal. Flagle recorded 11 saves in the first half in goal while Dountas made 10 saves in the second half.

“I’m seeing glimpses of play as the team I know they are, but I’m still not able to have my full team,” coach Jake Scott said. ” We currently only have 12 of our 19 players able to take the field. I had one come back from quarantining and lost two more tonight.”

The Trojans return to the field on Wednesday at Northern Bedford.

Full statistical information not provided.

Volleyball

Fannett-Metal 3, Juniata 0

MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata High School girls volleyball team dropped a 3-0 match to visiting Fannett-Metal on Monday night in a non-conference contest. Fannett-Metal won with set scores of 25-22, 25-15 and 25-18.

The Indians nearly squeaked out a victory in the opening set but were unable to rally from there.

Juniata’s Imarylis Mercado had three digs and two aces, while Adrianna King had eight assists, a pair of aces and a dig. Mackenzie Bennett led Juniata with three aces while recording two digs and two kills. Alexea Frontz led the Indians with six digs, three aces and three kills.

The Indians return to action on Wednesday against Sugar Valley.

Fannett-Metal 3, Juniata 0

Set scores: 25-22, 25-15, 25-18

Millersburg 3, East Juniata 0

COCOLAMUS — The East Juniata girls volleyball team fell in straight sets, 25-10, 25-10, 25-8 on Monday night in a Tri-Valley League volleyball match.

The Tigers Shayanne Pyle and Leah Davison each recorded two aces while Kendahl Stroup led East Juniata with four digs. Pyle also had two digs in the loss. Alina Feike had the lone block on the evening for the Tigers.

East Juniata hosts Northern Dauphin Christian on Wednesday.

Millersburg 3, East Juniata 0

Set scores: 25-10, 25-10, 25-8

Girls soccer

Midd-West 4, Jersey Shore 3

JERSEY SHORE — The Midd-West girls soccer team picked up its first victory of the season on the road at Jersey Shore on Monday afternoon in a Heartland Athletic Conference game.

The Mustangs received a pair of goals from Rachel Keister while Camryn Pyle and Emily Bickel also scored in the victory. Midd-West built a 3-2 lead and help on after Keister’s second goal was scored with 38:32 left to play in the game. Aliyah Neece scored on a penalty kick in the second half but Jersey Shore could not find the equalizing goal.

Midd-West’s Rylee Weaver had five saves in net, while the Mustangs posted a big 22-9 advantage in shots.

The Mustangs improved to 1-3-1 with the win and will return to action on Wednesday when they host Shamokin.

Midd-West 4, Jersey Shore 3

MW 3 1 — 4

JS 2 1 — 3

Goals: Rachel Keister 2, Camryn Pyle, Emily Bickel (MW); Aliyah Neece 2, Kate Butzler (JS). Assists: Chloe Sauer, Alyssa Hoover, Tayla Schreffler, Becca Yount (MW). Shots: 22-9, MW. Corners: 2-1, MW. Saves: Rylee Weaver 5 (MW); Gracie Welshans 12 (JS).

Tennis

Red Land 4, Mifflin County 1

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County girls tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to Red Land on Monday afternoon at the Mifflin County Tennis Center.

The Huskies lone victory came from the No. 1 doubles team of Lilly Riden and Ella Knepp, who defeated Red Land’s Nealey Humer and Julia Ton. Katie Riden and Michelle Liang fell in doubles action in a tiebreaker, 6-0, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7).

The Huskies travel to Central Dauphin on Wednesday afternoon.

Red Land 4, Mifflin County 1

Singles

Makayla Elscheid def. Olivia Kahley, 6-2, 6-0

Mackenzie Burd def. Izzy Wagner, 6-1, 6-3

Paige Bittner def. Aja Binder, 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

Lilly Riden/Ella Knepp def. Nealy Humer/Julia Tom, 6-3, 6-2

Sierra Tonklin/Sprenkle def. Katie Riden/Michelle Liang, 6-0, 6-3, 6-7 (4-7)

Field hockey

Susquenita 6, East Juniata 0

COCOLAMUS — The East Juniata field hockey team fell to visiting Susquenita, 6-0, on Monday afternoon in a Tri-Valley League contest.

The Tigers’ goalkeeper Hailey Yeater made 28 saves in the shutout loss. The Tigers recorded two shots on goal off one corner and were unable to survive an offensive onslaught from the Blackhawks.

East Juniata returns to play today when it travels to Newport at 4 p.m. for another Tri-Valley League contest.

Susquenita 6, East Juniata 0

SUS 3 0 1 2 — 6

EJ 0 0 0 0 — 0

Goals: M. Taube 4, S. Kline, Tayah Bauer (S). Assists: P. Brouse 4, Baker (S). Corners: 11-1, S. Shots: 30-2, S. Saves: Hailey Yeater 28 (EJ).

Junior High field hockey

Mifflin County 2, Camp Hill 0

CAMP HILL — The Mifflin County Junior High field hockey picked up a 2-0 victory over Camp Hill on Monday night.

Jayda Kanagy recorded a pair of goals while Addie Fultz and Bailey Neff recorded assists.

Mifflin County plays today at Red Land.

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